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Welcome to our website. Here you can find news, views, and contact information for Liberal Democrat campaigners in Lambeth

Latest News

  • Article: Jan 10, 2016

    Lambeth Lib Dems have submitted a strong case for a Crossrail 2 underground station to be built in Streatham.

    The party has pressed consistently for a Streatham link, and has now responded to the latest round of consultation on the proposed route for new cross London rail route. You can read our response here.

  • Article: Dec 7, 2015
    So Lambeth Labour Council Leader Lib Peck has done an eleventh hour deal to allow the controversial Garden Bridge to be built across the Thames? How strange.
    First she was all for it, then she decided that she wasn't, and now she's backing it again along with the Labour Mayoral Candidate Sadiq Khan who was also against it previously, even branding Tory Mayor of London, Boris Johnson's vanity project, a " white elephant."
  • Article: Dec 1, 2015

    Following a damning 'Inadequate' rating from Ofsted inspectors, a government commissioned report has set out the 'nature and scale of the failings' in Lambeth's Children's Services.

    Social work consultants Morning Lane slam the Lambeth service with a litany of shocking findings:

    "Social workers estimate that they are spending up to 90% of the their time in the office and when they do visit they do so to undertake 'statutory visits' rather than carry out social work."

    "The lack of purposeful, skilled social work in Lambeth has resulted in drift and delay in achieving outcomes for children and families."

    "…risk was not properly and thoroughly identified."

    "…very little quality social work practice takes place in Lambeth."

  • Article: Nov 5, 2015
    Environmental bodies including Thames Water, the Government's Environmental Agency and City Hall have warned that even light rainfall could lead to serious flooding in the Capital in the future. Concern is heightened by population growth to 11 million, resultant high density building and climate change and its effect on the 150 year old drainage system.
  • Article: Nov 4, 2015
    It cannot have escaped anyone's notice that Streatham has once again been the big loser in the exciting proposed Crossrail 2 route that sees several new stations being considered across the borough boundary in Wandsworth.
    However, Streatham residents have now been thrown an unexpected lifeline. The route was expected to go through Clapham Junction and then onto Tooting but TfL engineers now conclude that ground conditions at Tooting are unfavourable. They are now suggesting a station in Balham instead.
  • Article: Oct 20, 2015

    Hard-working volunteer Friends of Parks Groups are being told to sign up to a risky model that gives them full financial responsibility for the management of their park or allow the Council to find a business partner to do it for them.

    Labour's Leisure Report foresees the loss of such public facilities on a permanent basis too - warning that paddling pools at Streatham Common, Ruskin Park and Agnes Riley Gardens may be ripped-up and grassed over.

  • Article: Oct 12, 2015

    What is it with Lambeth Labour and our libraries? For more than a decade they've been trying their damnedest to close them and the rumpus that ensued guaranteed that most on their hit list - with the exception of Clapham Park and Streatham Vale - have limped-on with little in the way of funding or support.

  • Article: Sep 15, 2015
    The Open Spaces Society founded in 1865, and Britain's oldest national conservation body, has hit out at Lambeth Council following local resident complaints about the state of Clapham Common after another major event was held there over the August Bank Holiday Weekend.
    Residents and users of the common protest that in addition to having a large area of the common fenced off for weeks before and after the event, loud music during the event and hoards of drunken revellers pouring onto surrounding streets, the common itself has been turned into a churned-up muddy mess reminiscent of some First World War battlefield.
  • Article: Sep 8, 2015

    Back in March 2014 Lib Dems were warning about the double-speak going on in Labour-run Lambeth Council circles about proposals being formulated together with Transport for London to rid Vauxhall of perhaps the most significant and highly-rated transport interchange in the entire borough.

    Of course, for Labour, it is so much more important to sweep away this barely ten year old £4 million, convenient and green bus station with its iconic solar panelled ski-slope roof and handy links to both tube and rail so that they can replace it with a manufactured High Street and make people stand around in the dark, cold and wet all over the ill-lit surrounding roads waiting for a bus.

  • Article: Aug 20, 2015

    Labour-run Lambeth Council has announced that it will no longer stage the last remaining public firework display in the Borough.

    Many residents, and especially parents, will be dismayed that Lambeth's only remaining public firework display is now being ditched. Last year the only remaining free display held in Brockwell Park was relegated to history and a charging and pre-booking scheme introduced.

Caroline Pidgeon